Mt. SAC releaguing: Chino Hills, Ayala move to the Baseline League

Ayala athletic director Warren Reed made one last plea with five proposals remaining at Monday’s Mt. SAC area releaguing meeting, only one of which included his school in the Baseline League. Apparently it fell on deaf ears.

Ayala and Chino Hills joined Etiwanda, Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland in perhaps the closest thing we’ve seen to a super-league in the Inland Valley in the last 10 years. There is no doubt in my mind Ayala ended up in the absolute worst situation of any school in the Inland Valley, joining a league where the other five schools have an enrollment of at least 3,000 to Ayala’s 2,500. Those other five school’s however, will be fascinating to watch as Chino Hills brings strong football, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer programs.

Alta Loma was the big winner, moving to a Mt. Baldy League that is now weaker sans Chino, a two-time football league champion in the last three years. Bonita knew it was leaving the Hacienda League, but was thrilled to land in the Sierra as opposed to the Baseline, where two of the last five remaining proposals placed the Bearcats.

Here is a look at all the new leagues in the Mt. SAC area beginning in the fall of 2014:

BASELINE LEAGUE
Ayala
Chino Hills
Etiwanda
Los Osos
Rancho Cucamonga
Upland

SIERRA LEAGUE
Bonita
Chino
Claremont
Diamond Bar
Glendora
West Covina South Hills

HACIENDA LEAGUE
Covina Charter Oak
Diamond Ranch
Hacienda Heights Los Altos
Rowland
Walnut
West Covina

MT. BALDY LEAGUE
Alta Loma
Chaffey
Colony
Don Lugo
Montclair
Ontario

VALLE VISTA LEAGUE
Baldwin Park
Covina
La Puente Nogales
Covina Northview
San Dimas
Hacienda Heights Wilson

MONTVIEW LEAGUE
Azusa
Duarte
Gladstone
Sierra Vista
Workman

NEW UNNAMED LEAGUE
West Covina Edgewood
La Puente Bassett
Ganesha
Garey
La Puente
Pomona

  • Just wondering

    How is it that Colony which finishes first or second in every sport in the Mt. Baldy league does get moved?